Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pink Lemonade Romper TUTORIAL!!! & Pattern

FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT
In honor of Kids Clothes Week, I thought I would finally post the tutorial to the "Pink Lemonade Romper" that was so popular during "Romper Week".

KCWC



FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT
Materials Needed:
Pattern (use image below to help draft your child's size)-- Check out the FREE 6 month Pattern HERE
Woven Cotton
Elastic Thread
Thread
Snaps (for baby)
Ribbon


FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT

Begin by ironing the slit openings on the bottom edges of the rompers.
FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT
Cut a 2" x 4" placket for the front keyhole in the romper.  Place on center front of your romper and pin, right sides together.  Stitch down the center front and back up about 4 inches.  (As pictured below)
FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT 
Take scissors and slice down the middle of the stitching.  Clip into the corners.
FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT
Flip the placket to the wrong side of the fabric.  Press. Topstitch the edge of the keyhole.
FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT

Stitch the two back pieces of the romper together.
FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT
Stitch one of the side seams of the romper front the side seam of the back of the romper.
FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT

Thread your elastic thread onto your bobbin.  (Don't know how to do this Check Out This Post.)  Shir across the waistline of the romper.  Repeat this 4 to 5 times about 1/4" apart.
FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT
Steam the elastic with the iron.  This will shrink the shirring.
FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT

Should look something like this.  Stitch the remaining side seam.
FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT
Stitch the shoulder seams.
FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT

Create a casing around the neckline.  Iron top edge down 1/4" and then again 1/2".  Stitch.

FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT

Thread your ribbon through the casing and pull out through to form the keyhole.


FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT

If you have a big kid, you don't need to make the snap closure.  Just stitch the inseam.

For the snap closure:  Use the front and back facings, stitch them to the romper with right sides together and then turn them to the back side of the romper.  Stitch in place.  Add snaps.
FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT


FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT



Hem the bottom of the pants.

 FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT 
Cut your sleeves.  About 10" x 3".  Hem on of the long sides.
FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT

Sew a basting stitch along the opposite side of the sleeve.  Pull to gather the sleeves.
FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT

Stitch sleeves into the romper armscye.
FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT 
Tada!!  You're done!
FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT

You could also not ruffle the sleeve.  Or keep it sleeveless by adding some bias tape.  Whatever you'd like.


FREE Pink Lemonade Romper Tutorial and Pattern by GYCT


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2 comments:

  1. Super Cute Romper. Your model is SO adorable,

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  2. Thanks for sharing such a lovely romper!!

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